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MBBS in Ukraine



  • Ukraine is an Eastern European. Geographically located in Europe but definitely it not a European country as many educational consultant claims.

  • It is not a part of the European Union.

  • Ukraine has an area of 603,628 Square km making it the 46th-largest country in the world.

  • Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the 32nd-most populous country in the world.

  • Its capital and largest city are Kiev.

  • About Ukraine

  • Country Visuals

  • Landscape


  • Well connected with daily flights. Even has direct flights from Delhi.

  • Delhi to Kiev To & Fro 45,000 INR Approx.

  • Chennai to Moscow To & Fro 50,000 INR Approx.




Is considered as a developing East European country & ranks 88th  on the Human Development Index.


Ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine.  (Russian is still spoken widely)



India to Armenia is around 3900 Km. Same as the to & fro distance from Chennai to Delhi.


India to Ukraine is around 5250 Km. Same as the to & fro distance from Kanyakumari to Delhi.

UKRAINE Medical colleges recognised by MCI

  • Bukovinian State Medical University

  • Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University

  • Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy

  • I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University

  • Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University

  • Kharkiv National Medical University

  • Kyiv Medical University of UAFM, Kyiv

  • National Pirogov Memorial Medical University,Vinnytsya

  • O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University

  • Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Ukrain

  • Sumy State University, Sumy

  • Taras Sheychenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Ukranian Medical Stomatological Academy Poltava, Ukraine

  • Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine

  • V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

  • Zaporozhye State Medical University


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Availability of food & grocery

Good varieties of vegetables, meats, fruits, and milk products are widely available in supermarkets and local Bazar called “Rink”. Even Indian grocery shops are available in various cities of Ukraine. Still, some have the misconception that in Ukraine there is a deficit of things and people stand in “Q” for even basic commodities.

Cost of living comparison

  • Cost of living in Ukraine is slightly expensive when compared to India

  • The cost of living will be approximately 25% higher than that in India on average, which is very reasonable for an East European country.




  • Relatively safe environment for the students however late-night outings are to be avoided.

  • As per the Global Peace index Ukraine ranks 150th amongst 163 countries listed. India ranks at 141.

  • Download the Global Peace Index 2020 Pdf listing with various statics at

Security in Campus

Security protocols are in place, no one can enter the hostels or college buildings without proper documents. It is guarded by guards called “Ohranits”. There are separate hostels for girls or a separate floor is dedicated for them.


The campus of Ukraine  Medical university are expansive, modern and at the same time traditional with all the essential facilities.


The lecture halls in Ukraine are both traditional, Modern & up to the mark.


The classrooms in Ukraine are well structured with essential facilities, not so big as the student groups are small with about 10 to 15 members.


Paid Internet widely available inside the campus & Hostels.


Libraries in Ukraine medical university are well stocked with books in local & international languages are available & have great ambience to study.


As all are Government colleges, they are affiliated to big hospitals having good patient flow.


The labs in Ukraine medical universities are well maintained with all the essential requirements. Cadavers are available for study & training.


Continental and Ukrainian food is available inside the university campuses. However, in some universities Indian canteens are run by Indian contractors.


Some universities have old hostels buildings with common bath and toilets and others are moderate to good.


Students can use the inhouse facilities like the Gym, can participate in various Sports activities, academic competition, Cultural activities & Associations activities in the college.



Pre medical is not required for English medium.



  • Not required for all the universities but it is mandatory as per the norm of the Indian government to study medicine to come back and practice in India.

Language requirement

  • Average English knowledge is required (No need for IELTS/TOEFL)

Entrance exam/interview

  • Some universities conduct interviews or tests before granting admissions but mostly It won’t be there.

Medium of teaching

  • In most of the universities, only the first 3 years are conducted in English and the rest of the course is done with a mixture of the local language, except for few universities that conduct the entire 6 years in English.

  • Additionally, they teach you Latin which will be very helpful in understanding the medical terminology. This is a unique feature in Ukraine and Russia which we strongly recommend taking seriously.

Updated curriculum

  • Mostly outdated.

Availability of Updated textbooks

  • Only a few universities provide updated textbooks but most of the universities use outdated textbooks.

The necessity to read textbooks

  • Moderately encouraged

Strength of a class

  • Has one of the best students to teacher ratios of around 8-10 students/teacher

Proficiency of faculties

  • Good but about 40% of them have a language barrier


  • PPT based conventional

The efficiency of Classes & practicals

  • Efficient & interactive (viva based)


The pattern of theory exam

  • Viva & MCQ based for some subjects


The pattern of practical exam

  • Viva based with skills/procedures


The efficiency of the evaluation system

  • Relatively good (sequential evaluation/class)

  • Relatively biased (class/practical performance based on the teachers only)


Attendance & discipline

  • Strict in most universities


Research labs & exposure

  • Poor

The necessity of local language at the clinics

  • Highly Necessary

Clinical exposure

  • Low due to language gap/preference

  • Relatively a smaller number of patients available for foreign students.

Hands-on exposure

  • Faculties with the language gap

  • No time for teaching faculties

European Credit Transfer

  • Most of the universities have it.

Bologna Agreement

  • Allowed to continue PG in any EU countries

FMGE pass %

  • Low < 20%

Israeli Currency



Economical with a medium budget. Starting from around 25 lakhs

Capitation fees/Donation


Tuition fee/year

Starting from around 3 Lakh, except in some universities.

Hostel fee/year

About 50,000₹ to 75,000 ₹ Indian Rupees.

Expenditure /month

Depends on the city you live 10,000 - 15,000 ₹ INR which includes your food expenses.

Part-time work

Difficult to get in smaller cities but Possible to get in bigger cities & mostly in the restaurant industry. Anyways if you want score well in your academics this is not recommended.

Overall expenditure for completing the course with transport

Total budget required to complete your MBBS degree will be around 30 to 40 lakhs ₹ INR inclusive of your travel & nominal personal expenses.


In some universities the faculty and administration are corrupt and might demand bribes.

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